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Girolamo Savonarola

Girolamo Savonarola was an Italian Dominican friar from Ferrara and preacher active in Renaissance Florence. He was known for his prophecies of civic glory, the destruction of secular art and culture, and his calls for Christian renewal. He denounced clerical corruption, despotic rule and the exploitation of the poor. He prophesied the coming of a biblical flood and a new Cyrus from the north who would reform the Church... Read More

Born21 September 1452
Ferrara, Duchy of Ferrara in the Holy Roman Empire
Died23 May 1498 (aged 45)
Florence, Republic of Florence
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